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An Honest Liar (2014)

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

IMDB: 7.51 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary | Biography
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 775.43M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 90
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 8 / 44

The Synopsis for An Honest Liar (2014) 720p

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

The Director and Players for An Honest Liar (2014) 720p

[Director]Justin Weinstein
[Director]Tyler Measom
[Role:]Penn Jillette
[Role:]Deyvi Pe?a
[Role:]James Randi

The Reviews for An Honest Liar (2014) 720p

A compelling character study in a fantastic industry that deserves his protection.Reviewed bySergeant_TibbsVote: 8/10

I've always loved magic. I study films and music to the point that while I still appreciate art at its best, the secrets have been spilled. I want to keep the secrets of magic under wraps so the best showmen can still captivate me. I'd actually never heard of James Randi, a self- proclaimed substitute for Houdini after his death, or maybe I had but forgotten him, so it was a delight to find out he'd been involved in significant events in magic that I looked into - such as Uri Geller's live exposé. Even in his 80s he's a charismatic entertainer who's fun to watch. He knows the value of the secrets of magic, and hates when it's abused to manipulate people for profit, rather than entertain them for profit. It's very satisfying to watch Randi's successes as frauds are exposed and the filmmakers have a wealth of footage to illustrate their points. The chapters may seem to end prematurely, but it culminates in its crisis point in the third act in a way that keeps a balanced argument as to whether what Randi is doing is justice or invasive of people's freedom and hope. But what's most engaging about the doc is Randi's own life and the hidden side of him of his partner. An Honest Liar is a very well put together doc about an important figure in magic everyone should know about.


Really enjoyed it, though I found latter parts a bit "too much"Reviewed byDaniel PageVote: 9/10

I really enjoyed this documentary for the most part. The parts discussing his rise to fame in the skeptical community, early life, and antics are what make this documentary wonderful. If the documentary alone was more on these things, and maybe focused briefly on his more recent personal life I would have given it a 10. Honestly as much as I admire Randi and his life choices, I do think the documentary dragged way too much on his homosexual relationship. They build up to it, but focus far too much on it. Maybe if it spent 5 minutes on it or something that'd be great, but way too much time was spent on it when I would have loved to see more of the "side parts" where they discuss more of his historic attacks on charlatans. I know in the USA that's the "big thing", but it really seems out of place in an otherwise very well communicated, clear documentary that does him justice.

Strongly would recommend.

A Biography About An Important ManReviewed byatlasmbVote: 9/10

This documentary is a biography and it is in roughly chronological order. I feel the need to mention that fact in response to some who say they think the film has distinct parts and is disjointed. But this is not a drama and it was not written to achieve a story-ending resolution.

I enjoyed the film very much. I was somewhat familiar with the work of The Amazing Randi (James Randi), but this film educated me regarding the extent of his work debunking hucksters and those who use deception to take from others, e.g. so-called psychics and faith healers.

He started as an accomplished magician whose role model was Houdini. Eventually he made it his mission to expose those who misused their talents to defraud. The film outlines the various charlatans he exposed and how he accomplished that. It also reveals how these men have fared over the years and what that might mean regarding human nature.

On a more personal level, Randi's life has had its own mysteries and dramas.

The filmmakers interviewed Penn Jillette and other practitioners of magic regarding his place in the history of the discipline and his efforts to save the public from hoaxsters.

In my opinion, Randi is a treasure who deserves a biography. His story documents the largest part of the modern-day struggle between those who dupe the public for their own gain and those who seek to protect the public from them.

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